Sara Dobie Bauer is a bestselling author, model, mental health speaker, and LGBTQ advocate with a creative writing degree from Ohio University.
Although mental illness runs in her family, she was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety at the age of fourteen following her grandmother’s death. After a lengthy phase of black hair, black lipstick, self-abuse, cutting, and Rocky Horror Picture Show, she found the healing balm of creativity. She treats her illness through art, therapy, yoga, and healthy lifestyle choices when not writing romantic comedies, usually featuring fictional monsters.
Sara has spoken at colleges, universities, and conventions nationwide. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, she lives with her husband and two precious pups in Northeast Ohio, although she’d really like to live in a Tim Burton film.